Isabel Costa Carvalho understands how business and markets work, and is recognized as a leading international capital markets lawyer for the great majority of Brazilian financial institutions. Over the past 20 years, she has assisted Brazilian companies in international transactions, including listing their shares on the NYSE, guiding them in corporate governance structuring, raising capital to fund business development, or assisting on complex cross-border M&A transactions.
Isabel advises and speaks extensively on anti-bribery laws and corporate governance issues, an area in full development in Brazil. She assists clients in setting up compliance programs to fit their unique needs, industries, and risks, and guides them in solving problems when they arise, including leading investigations and dealing with relevant authorities.
Isabel began her career in London, where she spent six years with a major international firm then moved to Brazil to assist with the opening of the firm’s new office. She later joined Hogan Lovells to lead its São Paulo office. Her diverse practice gives her the chance to assist clients from many industry sectors, including financial institutions, energy, infrastructure and logistics, technology, retail, and real estate. Fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, she is able to help clients of different cultures all around the world.
Isabel is regularly quoted in journals and featured at seminars concerning corporate governance, compliance, and anti-bribery laws. She’s recognized as an outstanding practitioner by publications including Chambers and Best Lawyers.
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